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Books that Came in March 2018

Our family took a somewhat spontaneous Spring Break trip to Oklahoma and Texas.We stopped in Oklahoma City and toured the Bombing Memorial (heartbreaking, peaceful, and humbling), a car show, went to an Oklahoma Thunder NBA game, and the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Then on to Dallas to see the George W Bush Presidential Library, The 6th…
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My #OneWord for 2018

I love choosing ONE WORD to narrow my focus for the year. Sheila at BookJourney.net offers a space for us to share our ONE WORDS each year. I chose ONE WORD in 2015 and 2016, but never landed on one for last year. I missed having that focus last year and was determined to find one this…
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A Day in My Life

Today I’m linking up with Trish at Love, Laughter, and a Touch of Insanity for her A Day in the Life 2nd Annual Blogger Event. Numerous bloggers will all be sharing a Day in Our Lives on March 23, 2016. I think it will be a lot of fun to see how everyone spends their…
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A Little Monday Inspiration – Family

With what pleasure do we look upon a family, through the whole of which reign mutual love and esteem, where the parents and the children are companions for one another, without any other difference than what is made by respectful affection on the one side, and kind indulgence on the other… Adam Smith One of…
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Sunday Snippets 3.8.15

It’s been six weeks since my last Sunday Snippets post.  February was a blur. We were busy nearly every evening with basketball games and practices and every weekend include an event or two as well.  Since it was so miserably cold here, I’m glad it went by fast.  I’m so thankful that our weather seems…
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Sunday Snippets 11.2.14

On Sundays I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa. The last few weeks have been really busy for us. I thought life might be slowing down a bit since some of the kids activities are done. But, this week still kept me moving. I am still subbing nearly every…
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Sunday Snippets 10.5.14

On Sundays, I like to share snippets from our life here in small town Iowa.  It’s been a few weeks since I have posted Sunday Snippets. Sadly, that’s how busy it has been around here. I’m taking a moment to slow down  and reflect on these snippets from our life these last few weeks. Take…
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Our Vacation to Michigan

Slowly, I am getting back into some sort of a routine after being on vacation. It has been nice to take a blogging break  and not have to worry about getting a post written every day. I haven’t written a book review for a few weeks and I have enjoyed that break as well. But,…
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Fifteen

Last week, Pat and I had our 15th wedding anniversary.  We celebrated the weekend before because I was out of town on our actual anniversary. I have looked back on our life together and remembered the giddy days, the days of excitement to see each other, the days of only talking on the phone or…
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Gorkow Family Vacation – Pensacola Beach – 2013

Being on vacation made me realize how often I am with our kids, but not really WITH them.  You know what I mean?  I am so focused on the next thing on my list, the next place to be, event to attend, etc that I have been missing out on conversations, fun times, and memories.…
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Stacie's read-in-2018 book montage
How to Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind: Dealing with Your House's Dirty Little Secrets
Granted
Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine
Just Between Us


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